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Architecture Requirements

Requirements and configurations to consider
before deploying AuthControl® MSP.

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To ensure optimum performance, AuthControl® MSP requires some specific
configurations and specifications including: distribution formats,
supported VMware including certain license requirements.
See the information below for more detailed information.

Distribution Formats

Your virtual appliance is distributed as 4 OVA files for VMWare:

  1. ACMSP.ova
  2. BASEACS.ova – Single v4 instance template
  3. BASEACSHAPRI.ova – HA Primary v4.x instance template
  4. BASEACSHASEC.ova – HA Standby v4.x instance template

Supported VMware

AuthControl® MSP is compatible with the following VMware Platform products:

  1. VMware Server
  2. VMware ESX
  3. VMware ESXi
  4. VMware vCenter Server Appliance*

*VMware vCenter is required

VMware License Requirements

VMware Licence must include vSphere API which is included in the following versions of vSphere:

  • Essentials
  • Essentials Plus
  • Standard
  • Enterprise
  • Enterprise Plus

VMware vCenter requires minimum version (, ESXi version (6.5.0) ESXi build number (4564106).

VMware Vcentre Server Account Requirements

VMware Vcentre Server requires an account provisioned to allow AuthControl® MSP to communicate. This account requires administration rights to create network and virtual server instances.

External Access to Swivel Secure Licence Server

AuthControl® MSP MUST have a continuous connection to the Swivel Secure Licence Key Server which is accessed over the Internet. Should this connection be interrupted for a period of time disruption to service may occur.

Supported Web Browsers

Access to AuthControl® MSP is via web browser.

The following are the recommended browsers:

  • Firefox (59.0.3 or higher)
  • Google Chrome (66.0.3359.139 or higher)



Required Specifications

AuthControl® MSP Appliance requires:

  • 2GB of RAM
  • 1 Dual/Quad core CPU
  • 80GB of HDD (Thick Provisioned)
  • 1 NIC (with access to vCenter and Instances network).

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Each managed AuthControl Sentry® instance follows the required specifications for AuthControl Sentry® v4.

  • 2GB RAM (minimum) 4GB RAM Recommended
  • 1 Dual/Quad core CPU
  • 80GB HDD (Thick Provisioned)
  • VMware ESX/ESXi 4

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